Fresno Climate Change Adaptation: Decision-Maker Roundtable Discussion

Decision-Maker Roundtable Discussion:
Strategies for a Resilient and Prosperous Fresno
Thursday, October 21st from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
The Downtown Club 2120 Kern St, Fresno, CA 93721-2619
Hosted by the Local Government Commission
Facilitator: Paul Pierce


9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Welcome
Rocky Rogers, City Manager, City of Reedley
10:10 am Overview of the Project/Goals
Judy Corbett & Kate Meis, Local Government Commission
10:30 am Fresno Climate Change Projections
Dr. Peter Van de Water, Institute of Climate Change, Oceans and
Atmosphere, California State University, Fresno (Presentation, PDF)
10:45 am Social Impacts and Introduction to Vulnerability-Adaptation Analysis
Dr. Julie Ekstrom, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (Presentation, PDF)
Exploring the Issues: Strategies from Local Stakeholders
11:15 am Water Supply/Wastewater
Bobby Kamansky, Principal Biologist, Kamanskyʼs Ecological Consulting
11:30 am Agriculture
Tom Matott, Community Gardens Coordinator, Fresno Metro Ministry
11:45 am Health/Flooding/Emergency Preparedness
Kathleen Grassi, Assistant Director, Fresno County Dept of Public Health
12:00 pm Infrastructure
Joseph Oldham, Sustainability Mangers, Fresno Green Team (Presentation, PDF)
12:15 pm Natural Systems
Carole Combs, Executive Director, Tulare Basin Wildlife Partners
Lunch Provided
12:30 pm Where Do We Go From Here?
•  Mike Dozier, Lead Executive, Secretariat California Partnership for the San Joaquin
•  Tony Boren, Executive Director, Fresno Council of Governments
•  Keith Bergthold, Assistant Director, Development and Resource Management
Department, City of Fresno
•  Rocky Rogers, City Manager, City of Reedley
•  Dave Orth, Executive Director Kings River Conservation District
•  Lynn Gorman, Deputy Director of Planning, County of Fresno
2:00 pm Next Steps & Concluding Remarks
Kate Meis, Local Government Commission
2:15 pm Adjourn